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UK/Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network Annual Summit Taking Place Virtually

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2020) — The UK/Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network (SCN) Summit begins this week. The yearly event – like many other recent events – is moving to a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Interim Director of the SCN, Dr. Larry Goldstein, says they intend to make the experience as interactive as possible while using virtual technology.

The summit contributes to the SCN’s mission to improve the quality of care, preventive medicine, education, and research in stroke and related diseases throughout the region. It is designed to gather experts in the field to summarize evidence-based standards of care and to collaboratively streamline processes related to the assessment and management of stroke patients.

“It is wonderful to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the successes our participating institutions have had over the last year, to learning from each other, and to providing education aimed at further optimizing the level of stroke care provided throughout the commonwealth,” said Dr. Goldstein.

Organizers say increasing numbers of persons having a stroke - along with the national shortage of cerebrovascular providers and staff – is why it is imperative they work to enhance the overall knowledge base in the region.

Several speakers are scheduled to present during the summit that is taking place over four days via Zoom and an online live stream. A full list of the scheduled speakers can be viewed by clicking here. Sessions are set to take place on Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 2, and Oct.6. Registration and other information can be found on the summit’s website. The 'Advisory Board Meeting and Update' is open to SCN affiliates only.

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